Michael Chekhov's work as Director

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For the first time, Michael Chekhov's (St Petersburg 1891 - Los Angeles 1955) work as director and head of theatres is analysed as a continuos process in all periods of his creative activities: Moscow 1920s, Europe 1930 - 38, and the United States 1939 - 46. His artistic ideas were connected with Russian symbolism and utopianism. However, his rehearsal work with actors, creating an ensemble, and working with playwrights proved to give results in his own time, and they are still practicable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov
EditorsMeerson Yana, Marie-Christine Autant-Mathieu
Number of pages19
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
Publication date10 May 2015
Article number1
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-71018-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-31571638-8
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2015
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
  • acting methods, director's work with playwrights

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